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  • gary rycroft

    Personal services

    22 March 2016 By Gary Rycroft

    It’s all well and good advertising a friendly and personable service, but law firms, and private client solicitors in particular, need to be visible and accessible to prospective clients at all times. Gary Rycroft explains

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    Casing the joints

    16 March 2016 By Fiona Lawrence, Julia Hardy

    Julia Hardy and Fiona Lawrence explain the issues around joint bank accounts after one of the account-holders dies

  • Jake iles

    Capital thinking

    27 January 2016 By Jake Iles, Ray Chidell

    Tax changes applying since April 2014 have created new opportunities and pitfalls for those buying and selling commercial property. Ray Chidell and Jake Iles explain

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    Home free

    21 January 2016 By Lesley King

    A new residence nil-rate band will be phased in from 6 April 2017 when a residence is passed on death to a direct descendant. Lesley King explains the implications.

  • sheree green

    Band aid

    19 January 2016 Updated: 19 January 2016 By Sheree Green

    Sheree Green provides an overview of the current state of legal aid, and outlines what types of private client cases may be eligible for public funding.

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    Powers that be

    19 January 2016 Updated: 19 January 2016 By Richard Heaney

    Richard Heaney looks at the land registration aspects of transactions involving the use of a power of attorney, and what you can do to ensure these applications are processed as quickly as possible.

  • fiona heald

    Too simple?

    19 January 2016 By Fiona Heald

    The simplification of lasting powers of attorney may encourage more people to make one, but the changes also remove certain safeguards, which could lead to abuse of the system. Fiona Heald explains

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    Means to a dividend

    19 January 2016 By Steven Holmes, Sharon Ryan

    From April 2016, the notional 10% tax credit on dividends will end, making way for a new £5,000 tax-free dividend allowance. Steven Holmes and Sharon Ryan explain the tax implications of the changes – and what you can do to mitigate the costs.

  • Jo Summers

    The devil’s in the detail

    19 January 2016 By Jo Summers

    The summer budget this year announced huge changes to how non-doms who are long-term-resident in the UK are taxed. Jo Summers explains the proposals for next year’s Finance Act and what they mean for non-doms

  • jack dunkley

    In their shoes

    19 January 2016 By Jack Dunley

    In July 2015, Office of the Public Guardian introduced new deputy standards to support and supervise professional and public authority deputies. Jack Dunkley explains what prompted the guidelines, and reports on the feedback so far